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A day out at Wolds Way Lavender, near Malton

The smell assaults your nostrils straight away on stepping out of the car.

In a nice way, of course.

The rows of lavender in the fields releases their scent onto the summer air, creating a lovely fragrant breeze.

lavender row


Wolds Way Lavender is set near Malton, North Yorkshire and hosts a whole array of lavender goodies in their shop.

With lavender based moisturisers and lotions, there’s all kinds of things.

There’s plenty to keep you busy, and we were kept busy in the maze (especially as I’m hopeless at map reading!)

The maze hosted different outsized games, which we had fun playing.

Here’s the giant Connect Four:

connect 4 WW


and the hoopla game where you had to try and get the hoops over the tree stumps.

hoops game WW


I even had a go at the limbo game! I managed to ‘get down’ quite far, but didn’t dare do the last few notches in fear of not being able to get back up again! 😀

There was also a big chess game. We didn’t have a go on this one, mainly because I’ve never learnt how to play normal chess, never mind a giant one.

big chess set WW


There was also a nature trail to follow, and on entry to the lavender fields we were handed a map and a ‘quiz’ sheet in which to record answers to nature related questions such as about butterflies or bees.

Or, if you want a  nice, easy way to have a tour round the Lavender rows, you can go via train.

train WW

This pretty little engine attached onto some carriages and chugged round the fields, tooting its little horn at regular intervals.

Past the giant beehive, where hundreds of bees were hard at work making lots of delicious honey.biggest beehive WW


If you’re in need of refreshments after all that time getting lost in the maze and nature trail, and watching the bees at work, the tearooms host a selection of lavender based treats.

When we went, lavender scones were on the menu which sounded delicious.

Or just sit and have a pot of tea and take a jar of honey or chutney home with you instead.

For more details the current website is here



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  1. August 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

    This looks absolutely gorgeous, and fun for the children while looking calm and restful in amongst that lovely lavender 🙂 I keep seeing posts about lavender farms and really want to go, but we’re a long way from North Yorkshire!

    • indreamworld
      August 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

      If you’re ever Yorkshire way, it’s a lovely day out! 🙂

  2. August 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    This looks like a fantastic place, we regularly visit Yorkshire as we have family there so we will pop this on the to do list! xx

  3. August 24, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    What a beautiful place, I can just imagine the aroma of the lavender and the buzz of the busy bees. It’s nice that they also put on activities for the children, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  4. August 26, 2013 at 12:31 am

    We have a local lavender farm. No train, but they have a tea room too. Yum! Your photos make me wonder if I could fit in one more visit this year……

  5. August 26, 2013 at 10:13 am

    How lovely!

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